Inside The ShoeZeum – Part 7: The Break Room
Recently, we’ve brought you extensive looks at some of The ShoeZeum‘s more expansive sections and sub-categories, and now it’s time to kick back a little and enjoy the “Break Room.” Set up to be a place for his employees to unwind and take a load off when the warehouse was still set up for Jordan Geller’s massive eBay business, the Break Room now serves as a home for some classic Nike models inspired by the types of recreational beverages and plants that are just perfect for a getaway from a hard day of work.
As you would expect, the Break Room is one of the smaller displays in The ShoeZeum. The set-up features an L-shaped shelving unit that wraps across two walls and is faced on the other side by a comfy couch where you can put your feet up and enjoy the view. The left side of the display features a variety of releases (mostly Nike SB’s) that get their color inspiration and more from some very recognizable beer labels. Each shoe has been placed with a set-up of corresponding bottles, six-packs and promotional doodads for the full effect.
The right side of the Break Room showcase gives a nod to some herbally-influenced kicks like the Skunks and Hemp SB Dunks, along with the coveted Homegrown Air Max 90′s and a pair of the ARI Newport kicks with matching ashtray for additional smoking flavor. Since our visit a few weeks, back, the Break Room has also added another piece of serious heat thanks to the arrival of a pair of size 11.5 orange Un-Homegrowns that now sit alongside the originals. Panning further to the right, some rasta-friendly sneaker releases finish things off, and from there, there’s only one thing left to do – grab some munchies.
Right outside of the Break Room, you’ll find a table covered with sweets and snacks with the Chocolate, Neopolitan Stussy and Big Gulp SB Dunks mixed in with the mouth-watering display of matching junk food. For a healthier choice, you can then head over to the fridge where you’ll find a pair of Asparagus Dunks boxed up in their appropriate fresh produce packaging. Keep reading after jump for a video intro to the Break Room installment of our look inside The ShoeZeum and head on over to Sneaker News for some video introductions.